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EDWARD S. RAND, JR.,
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by
Edward S. RAND JR.,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 18;2, by
EDWARD S. RAND JR.,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington,
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1876, by
Edward S. RAND, JR.,
PREFACE TO NEW EDITION.
THE present edition of the “Window Gardener ?
has been thoroughly revised and greatly enlarged.
Every year has given us many new plants, and some have proved admirably adapted to parlor culture.
These have received notice, and directions for their cultivation have been given.
A chapter has been added on the Culture of Orchids in the Parlor. These beautiful plants, the élite of the floral kingdom, are yearly becoming more common ; and as their wants become understood we find that their culture presents no special difficulty. A few years ago it would have seemed impossible to grow orchids in the parlor, yet some species do well,